Zoohause is a fabulous new homeware and gift emporium in the stately Georgian village of Woburn in Bedfordshire. The Zoohause team opened their impressive business in February this year.
The creators of Zoohause have always had a passion for beautiful furnishings, lighting and designer pieces. Often traveling long distances to source unique items and interesting designs for their own home. The team often mused about opening their own shop where they could have all the specific delights they desired and share their finds with others at affordable prices.
This dream began to be realised when the old Woburn Town Hall became vacant in 2015. Woburn Town Hall is an impressive building at the main crossroads of Woburn. Originally the site of the market hall built in 1737 by the fourth Duke of Bedford, the Town Hall was erected in 1830 and subsequently restored in 1884 where it was formerly the Woburn Institute library. Prior to Zoohause moving in and renovating it was Town Hall Antiques.
While setting up their Google My Business page the team noticed and clicked on the ‘Add a virtual tour’ button. Striking Places responded quickly and talked through the benefits of having Street View extended inside Zoohause. There are many benefits for having a Google Street View virtual tour, particularly for a new business. Firmly establishing a pin on Google Maps and SEO benefits of having a virtual tour embeded on a website help increase the business presence across Google. The team were also eager to showcase the newly refurbished building and the treasure trove of goodies to the world. Also, impressed by Google research that shows that people are twice as likely to visit a place with a virtual tour than without, they booked a date for the shoot.
The weather was perfect on the day of the shoot. We scheduled a little later in the day so that the entire team could be there. They were keen to see how Google Street View inside imagery is captured and to help with the route of the tour.
Zoohause are delighted with the finished tour. The Zoohause Google My Business listing is now 100% optimised and they will be monitoring the tracking analytics.
There are so many beautiful tempting items in store it was difficult for our photographer to come away empty handed.